A Festival Audience Award is a special accolade, appreciated by filmmakers precisely because it is given not by a jury of experts or critics but by popular vote.

Please do fill in those ballots at all Festival screenings in Johannesburg and Cape Town and help select the Best South African and Best International feature documentaries at the Festival.

The Backsberg Encounters Audience Awards for Best South African and International documentaries will be announced after the last vote is counted.